PRESS RELEASE: NEW POLL: VOTERS OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORT BUILD BACK BETTER AGENDA, WANT WEALTHY CORPORATIONS TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2021
Maddy McDaniel, Communications Director
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NEW POLL: VOTERS OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORT BUILD BACK BETTER AGENDA, WANT WEALTHY CORPORATIONS TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE
A Bipartisan Majority of Voters — Including Most Republicans — Support All Pay-Fors in the Budget Reconciliation Package
62% of Voters — Including 58% of Independents — Support Passing the $3.5T Build Back Better Plan Through Reconciliation.
61% of Voters — Including 58% of Independents — Believe It’s Time To Tax the Wealthy, Corporations, & Ensure They Pay Their Fair Share
Voters Support Keeping Every Build Back Better Initiative in the Budget Reconciliation Package
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Not only do a large bipartisan majority of voters support all pay-fors in the budget reconciliation plan — a plurality of Republicans also support each of them, according to a new poll released today by Invest in America and Data For Progress. Additionally, the poll found that a significant majority of voters support every major initiative in the Build Back Better agenda and want it passed through the reconciliation package.
The poll was conducted with 1,188 likely voters from September 10 – September 13. Key findings include:
68% of voters, including 52% of Republicans, 83% of Democrats, and 65% of Independents, support raising taxes on the wealthiest 1% of business owners by limiting what expenses they can deduct from their taxes.
68% of voters, including 52% of Republicans, 83% of Democrats, and 65% of Independents, support increasing taxes on people who earn over $1 million a year from selling stocks and bonds.
64% of voters, including 51% of Republicans, 78% of Democrats, and 61% of Independents, support increasing funding for the I.R.S so that they can make sure that the wealthiest 2% of Americans and large corporations pay the taxes that they owe.
64% of voters, including 51% of Republicans, 80% of Democrats, and 58% of Independents, support raising income taxes on Americans that make more than $400,000.
62% of voters, including 47% of Republicans, 81% of Democrats, and 56% of Independents, support raising taxes on large corporations from 21% to 28%.
- 61% of voters, including 46% of Republicans, 78% of Democrats, and 58% of Independents, believe that the U.S. should raise taxes on the wealthy and large corporations, ensuring they pay their fair share.
“Americans understand that the Build Back Better agenda will create millions of jobs, lower taxes, and reduce costs for their families — that’s why the plans are as popular as ever,” said Zac Petkanas, senior advisor for Invest in America. “The support for this plan and its pay-fors cuts past party lines. Democrats, Republicans, and Independents alike all agree that it’s time to reward work, not wealth by making corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes.”
Voters overwhelmingly support every single major provision of the Build Back Better agenda, including the following:
Read the full polling tabs and methodology here.
About Invest in America
Invest In America is a national rapid response operation advocating for robust public investment to rescue the economy from the COVID crisis and create prosperity for the future, and to fight back against fear-mongers who use deficit concerns as a scapegoat to starve American communities and businesses of resources.
The operation consists of two components: Invest in America, the charitable and public education arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Economic Security Project co-chair Chris Hughes; and Invest in America Action, the advocacy and social welfare arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project Action funded by Chris Hughes and the Omidyar Network.
About Data for Progress
Data for Progress is a progressive think tank and polling firm, which arms movements with data-driven tools to fight for a more equitable future. DFP provides polling, data-based messaging, and policy generation for the progressive movement, and advises campaigns and candidates with the tools they need to win. DFP polling is regularly cited by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and hundreds of other trusted news organizations.